Book Burning

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The Burning Quizzes & Trivia

BAsed on the assigned reading "The Burning of Books" by History Place: http://www. Historyplace. Com/worldwar2/triumph/tr-bookburn. Htm


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Heinrich Heine was a German-Jew who said "Wherever books are burned, human beings are destined to be burned too." A hundred years later he was proven right.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In Munich in 1939, just before the outbreak of the second World War,  books were burned because of their  unGerman content.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Only soldiers burned books, not students.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Check boxes of the names of authors who were burned because of their unGerman content.
    • A. 

      Einstein

    • B. 

      Helen Keller

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

    • D. 

      H.G. Wells

    • E. 

      Jack London

  • 5. 
    Joseph Goebbels declared at the bonfire these words to encourage the youth in the book burning: '"The era of extreme Jewish intellectualism is now at an end...The future German man will not just be a man of books, but a man of character. It is to this end that we want to educate you. As a young person, to already have the courage to face the pitiless glare, to overcome the fear of death, and to regain respect for death – this is the task of this young generation."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Two areas that suffered greatly from the purging of university faculty was quantim physics and math because of the high number of Jews who held positions in these subjects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    People who were opposed to the Nazis became silent and met in clandestine meetings. In the college classroom, professors gave lectures amid the nagging fear they might be denounced by one of their students for any reason and possibly wind up in a concentration camp.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Nazi youth were known for their excellent physical health as WELL as their excellent performance in academic subjects like mathematics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Hilter wanted his education system to be easy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    People who disagreed with the New Order were sent to a 're-education' camp near Munich called Dachau. This camp became a model for the hundreds of other concentration camps that would soon be built.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False